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I pulled into Nazareth
I was feelin bout a half past dead (dead)
I just need some place
Where I can lay my head (head)
?Hey mister can you tell me where a girl might find a bed??
(Can ya tell me?)
He just grinned and shook my hand
And no! was all he said

Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fannie
Then hey-yea-yea
Put the weight on me!

I picked up my bag
I went lookin for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen in the devil
Walkin side by side
I said hey Carmen
Come on let's go down town
She said, I gotta go but my friend can stick around

Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fannie
Then hey, an yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
(Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo)

Go down Moses
There's nothin that-a you can say
(Ooo-ooo)
It's just like ol Luke waitin
Waitin on judgement day
(Woo-ooo)
Well Luke my friend
What about Annalee
(Doo-ooo-ooo)
He said, "Do me a favor,
Stay and keep Annalee some company"

(Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fannie)
Well-ell yeah
Put the weight on me

(Yeah-yeah-yeah)
Catch me a cannonball
Now take me on down the line
(Yeah)
My bag is sinkin low
I believe that it's about time
(You said it girl)
To get in touch with Fannie
You know she's the one
(Yeah)
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.
Yeah!


(Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fannie
Take a load for free
FADES-
Take a load off Fannie
Take a load...



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